The top U.S. envoy for South Asia is due to hold talks with officials in Bangladesh on Tuesday, expected to focus on a timeline for fresh elections.
A statement from the U.S. embassy says Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs John Gastright will hold two days of talks with Bangladeshi officials.
The statement says the agenda will touch on a wide range of bilateral issues, including progress made on a roadmap towards democratic elections by the end of next year.
Bangladesh has been under emergency rule since January when elections were canceled after months of violent street protests culminated in a political crisis.
The leader of the interim government, Fakhruddin Ahmed, has promised to hold elections before the end of 2008.
In the meantime, Ahmed has spearheaded a massive anti-corruption drive, detaining more than 170 political leaders, including two former prime ministers of Bangladesh, Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina.